Proteins

Proteins - Two amino acids join together to form a...

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PROTEINS
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Characteristics of Proteins Contain carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur Serve as structural components of animals Serve as control molecules (enzymes) Serve as transport and messenger molecules Basic building block is the amino acid
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Amino Acid Amine group acts like a base, tends to be positive. Carboxyl group acts like an acid, tends to be negative. “R” group is variable, from 1 atom to 20.
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Unformatted text preview: Two amino acids join together to form a dipeptide. Some Amino Acids Some More Amino Acids Still More Amino Acids Formation of a Dipeptide Dehydration synthesis Amino Acid + Amino Acid --> Dipeptide Amino Acid + Dipeptide --> Tripeptide A.A. + A.A. + . .+ Tripeptide --> Polypeptide A protein consists of one or more polypeptide chains....
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course BIO 110 taught by Professor Harmon during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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